The Malta Independent 22 September 2020, Tuesday

Activists put up banners reminding country of Daphne Caruana Galizia on her birthday

Sunday, 26 August 2018, 08:09 Last update: about 3 years ago

Activists from Rezistenza have put up banners reminding the country of Daphne Caruana Galizia on what would have been her 54th birthday.

The banners were put up at Sliema and Bidnija.

Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb on 16 October 2017.

“On the occasion of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s birthday, we feel indebted to her. Her assassination followed decades of demonization. Nevertheless, she fearlessly exposed corruption. We are determined to achieve truth and justice. We shall never surrender,” the activists said in a tweet.

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In a statement,Rezistenza said the “perfect” environment was created to assassinate Daphne Caruana Galizia, after decades of demonization.

“Numerous politicians, broadcasters and political commentators worked hard to label her as a ‘witch’, thus contributing to a complete dehumanisation process.

Despite all of this, she fought corruption and abuse of power without fear. On the occasion to mark what would have been her 54th birthday, we feel the need to remind Malta that it is greatly indebted to Daphne Caruana Galizia herself and to her family.”

The country is currently “witnessing glimpses of fascist ideas, impunity has become the rule, politicians frequently use their powers to dehumanise those who do not agree with them, those who speak up against corruption become akin to committing treason,” the activists said.

“We are convinced that such instances confirm what has long been perceived: Daphne was eliminated because she exposed the truth.When one slanders you, you can seek remedy through court. However, when one says the truth about you, you cannot seek remedy through the judicial system. This leaves us with just one question to ask: Who is gaining from Daphne Caruana Galizia's elimination?”

Another activist group, Kenniesa, are expected to hold a vigil at the foot of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial in Great Siege Square, Valletta, at 8pm. 

 

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